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Leadership, Executive, and Personal Coaching

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Moving Towards
Success

How I can help as your coach . . .

I have discovered myself in many and varied leadership positions for over 30 years. Most of my experiences have been as a Pastor of local churches and as a state Baptist leader leading over a thousand churches to work together. I have led boards, committees, staff, volunteers to strategize, vision, and complete organizational goals. Also, I have spent many individual coaching hours with CEOs, military, business owners, and other leaders heling them navigate leadership challenges. I have discovered that no matter the organization we are leading there are some common anxieties, frustrations, and challenges that all leaders face. My desire is to listen to your story and pass along years of experience that I have seen and experienced. I can help you to improve in your success and functioning as a leader of others.  Everyone from parents to presidents can benefit from personal coaching.

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my services

Ministry Coaching

Ministry is rewarding.  Ministers take great satisfaction in living out their spiritual call to care for others and share the Good News.  Ministry can also be frustrating.  The focus on you as a leader can lead to anxious times.  It is normal to feel anxious, bewildered, stuck, or frozen at times.

Executive Coaching

You are in a leadership position.  You may lead as a CEO, CFO, Manager, Business Owner, or function in any other leadership role.  Whatever your title you are searching for next steps or how to move forward from a stuck position.  You may be thinking on how to motivate and lead staff, formulating a new vision, or how to lead more effectively.  Coaching can be of help in all of these areas.

Personal Coaching

I am available for individual coaching or to lead workshops and training for your staff or group.  Whether you are searching for personal growth, dreaming as an executive team, or learning new ways of leading I would be honored to work with you.  

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"Leaders can be thought of as a capacity to define oneself to others in a way that clarifies and expands a vision of the future."
– Ed Friedman

About Me

For over 35 years I have served as a leader in multiple congregations and in a denomination organization . Most of these years I have led as the Senior Pastor of local churches, and I am currently serving as the Senior Pastor of a church in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Senior Pastors are the leaders of their congregation, similar to the CEO of a business. They face similar leadership challenges with staff and the public as leaders in the corporate sector.

 

Throughout my pursuit of my doctoral degree, my research focus was in the area of leadership, which I viewed through the lens of Bowen Family Systems Theory. The research allowed me to interview and observe leaders in a variety of churches. What I discovered was all leaders struggle with issues of anxiety, resistance, reactivity, and sabotage as they attempt to cast vision and lead. I also noticed how systems and coaching can support leaders in becoming more effective. My experiences and research have given me the desire to coach other leaders as they lead their businesses, corporations, and congregations. 

 

I look forward to listening to your experience, sharing mine, and together helping you launch towards more effective and productive leadership. Contact me for a free 30-minute consultation to discover how you can grow and become a more effective leader.

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October morning along the Cranberry River, Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia, USA

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